- 1.1 (ability to understand) to be quick on the uptake agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* las cosas al vuelo to be slow on the uptake ser* duro de mollera 1.2 (response) (British English/inglés británico) respuesta (feminine) the uptake for the course has been disappointing el interés expresado en el curso ha sido decepcionanteMore example sentences
- The Public Health Minister said the vaccine remained the best form of protection against measles, mumps and rubella and most recent information suggested uptake was on the increase.
- He welcomed the recent improved uptake in the MMR vaccine, which currently stands at around 77% of the target population.
- In recent years uptake of the vaccination has decreased following claims it is linked to autism.
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.